This evening (12/21/22), in our Wednesday night Tefilah shiur, we began with a comprehensive review of all the ideas from the past shiurim in the series. We then spoke briefly about R' Chaim of Volozhin's model of mitoch she'lo lishmah ba lishmah as it pertains to tefilah. Then we continued our investigation of the question of why we switch back and forth in our berachos between 2nd person and 3rd person, learning the views of Rabbeinu Bachya and the Machzor Vitry. Next time (בג"ה) we'll wrap up that topic and then move on to the most important of them all: the shem Hashem.
רמב"ם - מורה הנבוכים: פתיחה
שו"ת הרשב"א חלק ה סימן נב
רבינו בחיי בן אשר – שולחן של ארבע
מחזור ויטרי סימן פח
תלמוד ירושלמי – ברכות ט:א
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